Austrian movie stars died in 1971

Here are 4 famous actresses from Austria died in 1971:

Helene Weigel

Helene Weigel (May 12, 1900 Vienna-May 6, 1971 Berlin) was an Austrian actor. She had two children, Stefan Brecht and Barbara Brecht-Schall.

Weigel is best known for her work with Bertolt Brecht, the German playwright and poet whom she met in 1927. They married a year later and went on to collaborate on many iconic plays, including "The Threepenny Opera" and "Mother Courage and Her Children."

After the Nazi party came to power, the couple fled Germany and settled in the United States. There, they continued to produce plays and work in the theater industry. However, the couple's politics eventually led to conflict with the US government and they were both called to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which was investigating alleged communist influence in the entertainment industry.

Weigel and Brecht eventually left the US and settled in East Berlin, where they founded the Berliner Ensemble theater company. Weigel became the company's artistic director and starred in many of its productions. She continued to work in the theater until her death in 1971.

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Tilla Durieux

Tilla Durieux (August 18, 1880 Vienna-February 21, 1971 West Berlin) also known as Ottilie Godefroy was an Austrian actor.

Durieux began her acting career in 1898 at the age of 18, and went on to become a prominent figure in the Berlin theater scene in the early 20th century. She was known for her many roles in both classic and contemporary plays, including works by Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Brecht. Durieux was also known for her work in silent films, appearing in several German films of the 1910s and 1920s. In addition to her acting work, she was also a celebrated director and theatrical producer. Throughout her long and successful career, Durieux was revered for her talent, beauty, and charisma, and remains a beloved figure in the history of German-language theater and film.

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Christl Mardayn

Christl Mardayn (December 8, 1896 Vienna-July 24, 1971 Vienna) a.k.a. Christiane Mardayne, Anna Christine Maria Mardein, Anna Christina Maria "Christl" Mardayn, Christl or Christel Mardayn was an Austrian actor and singer.

She began her career as a stage actress before transitioning into film in the 1920s. Mardayn appeared in over 40 films during her career, including classic Austrian films such as "Mutterland" and "Heimkehr." She was known for her versatility, often portraying both comedic and dramatic roles. Mardayn was also a talented singer, and performed in operettas and musicals throughout her career. She was married to actor Heinrich George from 1925 until their divorce in 1934. Mardayn continued to act in films and on stage well into her 60s, and was highly regarded for her contributions to the Austrian entertainment industry.

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Lina Woiwode

Lina Woiwode (November 27, 1886 Austria-September 17, 1971) was an Austrian actor.

She was born in Vienna and began her acting career on the stage in the early 1900s. She later transitioned to film and appeared in over 80 films throughout her career, primarily in supporting roles. Woiwode was known for her versatility and range as an actress, playing everything from dramatic to comedic roles. She worked with notable directors such as Fritz Lang and Max Ophüls. After World War II, she continued to act in films but also worked in radio and television. She was married to the Austrian actor, director, and writer Paul Morgan, with whom she had two children. Woiwode retired from acting in the early 1960s and passed away in Vienna at the age of 84.

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